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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Job openings due to growth and replacement needs, projected 2010-20, in thousands of openings

Occupation

From growth

From replacement needs

Total job openings

Median annual wages, May 2010

Retail salespersons

707

1,252

1,959

20,670

Cashiers

250

1,526

1,776

18,500

Waiters and waitresses

196

1,129

1,324

18,330

Registered nurses

712

496

1,207

64,690

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

398

749

1,147

17,950

Office clerks, general

490

522

1,012

26,610

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

319

661

980

23,460

Customer service representatives

338

621

960

30,460

Home health aides

706

131

838

20,560

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

247

436

682

22,210

Personal care aides

607

68

675

19,640

Childcare workers

262

404

666

19,300

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

330

319

649

37,770

Postsecondary teachers

306

281

586

62,050

First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

203

381

584

47,460

Elementary school teachers, except special education

249

325

573

51,660

Receptionists and information clerks

249

317

566

25,240

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

223

337

560

52,440

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

136

378

514

35,820

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

302

194

496

24,010

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